Monday, March 15, 2021

March Madness


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1.  March Madness

Miles Mallory layup
by John O'Connor, Richmond Times-Dispatch

"Randolph-Macon's defense, as it has done all season, handled business Sunday. The Yellow Jackets, ranked No. 1 in Division III by, held Trine, the No. 2 team, to 26 points fewer than its average in a 69-55 victory at Crenshaw Gym.

R-MC opponents were averaging 58 points. Trine, which traveled from Angola, Ind., was averaging 81 points. The Yellow Jackets were led by 6-foot-5 sophomore Miles Mallory, who scored 16 to go with 6 rebounds. Senior guard Buzz Anthony scored 15 and had five assists for R-MC (12-0), the ODAC champion.

This game was arranged by the teams in the absence of a Division III tournament, which will not be held because an insufficient number of teams played in this pandemic season. Trine (17-1) was led by guard Nick Bowman, who was averaging 22 points and scored 15."

>> Situational Awareness: It was just the eighth time that the Nos. 1 and 2 teams in the men's poll have met since 2006-07. 

>> Beyond the Box Score: Trine turned the 10-hour trip into an educational experience as well, stopping at the Gettysburg battlefield. It might be one of the only times a DIII basketball team from Indiana has posed for a team picture next to this monument.

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2. Rules Committee Recap

The NCAA Football Rules Committee on Friday recommended a change to overtime rules for the 2021 season.

Under the proposal, teams would be required to run a two-point conversion play after a touchdown when a game reaches a second overtime period. If a game reaches a third overtime, teams will run alternating two-point plays, instead of starting another drive at the opponent’s 25-yard line. This rules proposal is being made to limit the number of plays from scrimmage and bring the game to a conclusion.

Teams can still choose whether to kick the point after touchdown or run a two-point conversion play in the first overtime.


  • Committee members supported the team area being permanently extended to the 20-yard lines, starting in 2021.
  • In an editorial change to the rules book, video board and lighting system operators cannot create any distraction that obstructs play.
  • For the 2021 season, it will be a point of emphasis for officials to penalize any taunting action directed toward an opponent. Committee members think these actions reflect poorly on the game and can lead to unnecessary confrontations.

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3. Champions

Congratulations to these conference champions!


  • American Rivers: M) Dubuque; W) Simpson
  • CCIW: M) Illinois Wesleyan
  • NACC: M) Wisconsin Lutheran; W) Wisconsin Lutheran
  • SAA: W) Rhodes
Cross Country
  • HCAC: M) Rose-Hulman; W) Hanover 
  • SAA: Berry
Ice Hockey
  • WIAC: M) Superior
Swimming and Diving
  • Michigan: M) Calvin
  • North Atlantic (Virtual): M) Husson; W) Husson

4. Wrestling, Track Champs


NWCA Division III Champions

125-Alex Friddle, Coe
133-Brock Henderson, Coe
141-Jimmy McAuliffe, Elmhurst
149-Josh Gerke, Coe
157-David Hollingsworth, Wartburg
165-Braden Birt, Millikin
174-Kyle Briggs, Wartburg
184-Shane Liegel, Loras
197-Cody Baldridge, North Central
285-Wyatt Wriedt, Loras

>> Results
>> Go Deeper with Des Moines Register
Men's Track and Field
  • Wartburg edged Loras by just seven points to win the team title at the DIII Elite Meet. Centre's JP Vaught was a double winner, capturing the 60 and 200, while Wartburg's Dallas Wright took the 400 and ran a leg of the winning 4x400 relay.
Women's Track and Field
  • The Knights turned a team double as the Wartburg women rolled to the team championship. Bethel's Kelsie Sealock was a double winner, taking the 60 hurdles and running a leg of the 4x400 relay. Hope's Anastasia Tucker also captured two golds - the 3K and a part of the distance medley relay.

    5. Weekend Stars

    Emily Campbell finished opening day allowing just one hit in 11.1 innings of work. (photo by Kyle Lancto)
    Emily Campbell, Eastern Mennonite

    • Berry held off Hendrix, 21-20, to win the SAA titleDevin Grier had three interceptions for the Vikings who needed a late missed extra point by the Warriors.
    GolfIce Hockey (W)Softball
    Scores and Schedules: BSB | SFB | MLAX | WLAX | MIH | WIH | FB | GOLF 

    6.  Comings and Goings

    JOHN CARROLL UNIVERSITY (University Heights, Ohio)
    Associate Athletic Director, Operations

    The Assistant Athletic Director, Internal Operations reports to the Senior Director of Athletics and works in support of the goals and operations of the Department of Athletics. This position involves a supervisory role in sport oversight, facilities, equipment, and part- time/student staff as assigned, other duties pertaining to the operational needs of the department i.e., post season arrangements may be assigned as needed. For more information, go to the John Carroll University website

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    7.  I'll Have the Whiteboard with Fries

    Ever order lunch with coworkers and wonder, “Can I expense this?” 

    Good Fortune Burger, a local joint in Toronto, is eliminating all your concerns. In a perfectly executed marketing campaign, it temporarily renamed some menu items as generic office supplies so you can expense them without raising any HR eyebrows. 

    Here’s what the menu looks like from Uber Eats:


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